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Tin- and Chromium-Coated Steel Sheet from Japan

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On the basis of the record [1] developed in the subject investigation, the United States International Trade Commission determines,[2] pursuant to section 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. § 1673d(b)) (the Act), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports from Japan of tin- and chromium-coated steel sheet, provided for in subheadings 7210.11.00, 7210.12.00, 7210.50.00, 7212.10.00, and 7212.50.00 if of non-alloy steel and under subheadings 7225.99.00 and 7226.99.00 if of alloy steel (other than stainless steel) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the Department of Commerce to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV).


The Commission instituted this investigation effective October 28, 1999, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and the Department of Commerce by Weirton Steel Corp., Weirton, WV, the Independent Steelworkers Union, and the United Steelworkers of America, AFL-CIO. The final phase of the investigation was scheduled by the Commission following notification of a preliminary determination by the Department of Commerce that imports of tin- and chromium-coated steel sheet from Japan were being sold at LTFV within the meaning of section 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. § 1673b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the Commission's investigation and of a public hearing to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of April 24, 2000 (65 FR 21791). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on June 29, 2000, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel.

The Commission transmitted its determination in this investigation to the Secretary of Commerce on August 9, 2000. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3337 (August 2000), entitled Tin- and Chromium-Coated Steel Sheet from Japan: Investigation No. 731-TA-860 (Final).

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Issued: August 9, 2000.

By order of the Commission.

Donna R. Koehnke,

Secretary .

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1.  The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR § 207.2(f)).

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2.  Chairman Stephen Koplan and Commissioner Thelma J. Askey dissenting.

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[FR Doc. 00-20848 Filed 8-15-00; 8:45 am]